View Poll Results: Which teaching materials would best suit the needs of your students?

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  • Modern fiction

    8 28.57%
  • Film scripts

    9 32.14%
  • Newspapers like "Washington Post" or "The Guardian"

    8 28.57%
  • Newspapers like "The Daily Telegraph"

    2 7.14%
  • Magazines like "Time" or "The Economist"

    4 14.29%
  • Magazines like "The Reader's Digest"

    7 25.00%
  • Other

    7 25.00%
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  1. #11
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    Re: Materials for teaching

    Do you have access to international news channels? If so, you could give them a text from a newspaper as a source of written information and then let them watch a discussion on the same topic and show how people actually discuss and argue about issues.

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    Re: Materials for teaching

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Do you have access to international news channels? If so, you could give them a text from a newspaper as a source of written information and then let them watch a discussion on the same topic and show how people actually discuss and argue about issues.
    Thanks for a good idea, Tdol! I will definitely use it at my "Newspaper lessons". But where can I get good examples of everyday speech typical of well-educated British people? I understand that nobody records their speech for further publication. So my question actually is: which materials reflect natural everyday speech better than others? Fiction? Popular magazines? Anything else I haven't mentioned?

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    Tdol, thanks a lot for a wonderful link!

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    Re: Materials for teaching

    I selected modern fiction as I am finding that my students struggle with putting what they know into complete sentences. The minute they have to speak or write in English all there knowledge of grammer flies out of the window. I teach at both the elementary and middle school level here in Korea and I find that I am struggling to find material that is relevant to the middle school level. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Re: Materials for teaching

    Does this site help? RepeatAfterUs.com -- Online library and language lab -- copyright-free English texts and recordings
    Which texts are you doing? Are you looking for materials about modern fiction?

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    Another good site with podcasts is
    English as a Second Language Podcast

    to make worksheets with different tools in many different langages with or without pictures try
    The Language Menu

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    Re: Materials for teaching

    hello!!
    I'm searching for some sources of vocabulary of any issue...
    thank you!!

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